John E. Cooper, Gordon Hull
The Gorilla Pathology and Health: With a Catalogue of Preserved Materials (PDF) book has two parts that are linked to each other by cross-references. The first is a review of pathological changes and tissue responses in gorillas (Gorilla gorilla and G. beringei), with an emphasis on free-living animals but also with reference to those in cages and confinement. The ebook itself is a summary of these changes and reactions. The comparative features are talked about, with an emphasis placed on how relevant the research is to both gorillas and humans. The second section of the publication, which is a complete descriptive catalogue of the location and type of gorilla material in museums and scientific institutions throughout the world, is what truly sets this publication apart from others of its like. This is of enormous relevance due to the fact that free-living gorillas are rigorously conserved, and access to them is restricted. Because of this, the location of a wealth of preserved tissues and other material that has been collected over the decades is of tremendous benefit for study and research.
Utilizing this ebook to further one’s understanding of the biology and pathology of this genus is not only possible but also strongly encouraged. This comprehensive compilation, which includes both an ebook and a catalogue, is an invaluable resource for all those who are concerned with the welfare, health, and conservation of gorillas, one of our closest living relatives. The combination of the two formats makes this compilation an extremely useful tool.
- Includes a comprehensive list of references and suggested additional reading; available in a variety of languages.
- Contains a detailed and all-encompassing catalog of gorilla-related stuff gathered from all over the world.
- Included are images of field necropsies and methodologies, as well as samples of laboratory tests, as well as informative graphics on gross and microscopic pathological alterations.
- Compiles information, studies, and clinical practice from journals that are difficult to access or are obscure, as well as reports from nongovernmental organizations, and does so in many languages for the benefit of all interested parties and practitioners.
- The purpose of this article is to provide a viewpoint on the current research on gorilla pathology, both for those who are investigating conservation techniques and for those who are attempting to gain an understanding of diseases that are related in humans.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE That this only includes the PDF version of the ebook “Gorilla Pathology and Health: With a Catalogue of Preserved Materials.”